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This project provided the design for and handling of large precast concrete containment trench units. The precast units (45 feet long, 10 feet wide and 2 feet thick) weighed over 125,000 pounds each and act as a secondary containment trench at a rail-loading chemical facility in southern Louisiana. The unit was cast upside down in a form that was custom built by The Spillman Company of Columbus, Ohio.
Delta’s scope of work included shop drawings, lifting and handling analysis, and the design of the overturning operation. Delta worked closely with the precast manufacturer the crane and rigging provider, and the form builder throughout the project to ensure that all design and manufacturing requirements were addressed.